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Score: 9.8/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 7528 - Sachie's Kitchen - Lemongrass Chicken
Brand / Manufacturer Sachie's Kitchen

Sachie's Kitchen - Lemongrass Chicken
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Sachie's Kitchen - Lemongrass Chicken product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsEach Sachie's Kitchen meal kit serves four. They include all the base ingredients you need, including pastes, sauces, herbs and spices and noodles or rice, with only a couple of additional perishable ingredients required. The pastes have been prepared locally by myself, and I have sourced some of the more exotic authentic herbs and spices directly from Asia - meaning the kits provide the best of both worlds! Traditional, authentic ingredients along with New Zealand's fresh produce. Yum!

15 years ago my Vietnamese friend invited me to her home, and this was the first time I had ever tasted the classic Lemongrass Chicken. It was unique, but the aroma of the lemongrass was irresistible and I've been hooked on it ever since. All I can remember was finishing my bowl in super-record time - this is why I've created it for you and in a few steps with my Feed 4 Meal Kit you can be doing the same!

What's Included in the Kit
    •  Jasmine Rice
    •  Shallots
    •  Sachie Marinade
    •  Sachie Dipping Sauce

What you'll Need
    •  600g Boneless chicken thigh
    •  1 Lebanese Cucumber
    •  1/2 fancy Lettuce
    •  Fresh Coriander for Garnish
    •  Cooking Oil

Ingredients
Jasmine Rice, Marinade [Fish Sauce [fish, salt, sugar], Lemongrass (30%), Brow n Sugar, Crushed Garlic [acidity regulators (330, 300), preservative (202)], Sea Salt, Acidity Regulators (270, 327)], Sauce [Rice Vinegar (naturally brewed vinegar (water, alcohol (

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Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 21st of May, 2017

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This Review: 9.8/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Taste:
Score 10 out of 10
Ease of Preparation:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

When I was given this pack to review, I was sceptical about what the quality might be like. I recently reviewed another product in the same range which was outstanding, so I thought it was unlikely that this product would measure up to the same high standard. I was very happy to be proved wrong! It was just as nice, and the three people who shared it with me were 100% behind me in that judgement.

I think the first thing that my friends commented on was the price. I costed the ingredients (as I always do) and it worked out at around $21 in total for four people. For a meal that is certainly equal to one you would find in an Asian restaurant, that is exceptional value - and the servings are generous; one of our group could not finish hers! Our friends are pensioners, and money is tight, so this is a key factor in what they buy. We looked at the ingredients, both raw and cooked, and decided it would be safe to freeze the cooked rice and meat mixture if they were preparing it just for the two of them and needed only half for their meal.

Marinating the chicken was easy - it sat in its bowl and soaked up the flavours while I cooked the rice. I appreciated the warning in the instructions about not cooking the rice on too high a heat or for too long - I followed the directions to the letter (something I do not always do!) and the result was exactly right - fluffy rice with just the right texture. The biggest problem I had was cooking the chicken in a pan - 600gm would not fit flat in our friends' smallish frying pan so I had to do it in two instalments!

The first reaction was to the flavour of the coriander. Adding this was a stroke of genius; I had feared I might not be able to source any of the fresh herb and be forced to substitute parsley, but luckily the local supermarket had plenty. I am so glad I did manage to get it as it was the perfect foil to the richness of the lemongrass marinade - piquant and highly aromatic but in the nicest sort of way. The salad, too, went down well - there were no Lebanese cucumbers available so I substituted a small cocktail cucumber which was probably just as nice.

Everyone commented on the fried shallot garnish - it added the finishing touch to the dish - and the way the crispness of the salad complemented the subtle flavours of the chicken. There was one mishap when my friend's husband thought the dipping sauce was meant to be tipped over the rice and carefully helped himself to two tablespoons of it, then commented that the dish was "nice but it's a pity about the vinegar aftertaste!" Once he realised that the dipping sauce was not intended to be used in that way and had tasted some of the meal from the edge of his plate where the sauce had not reached, he agreed that he had overreacted!

At the conclusion of dinner, my friends asked if there were any other varieties available in this range as they would really like to try them. They felt that this dish had an authentic Thai flavour to it, and would like to explore further. I told them to check in their local supermarket. Meanwhile, I am going to buy another pack myself as I am cooking for vegetarian friends in a few days' time and would like to see how it would pan out using tofu in place of the chicken.

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